Grand Exchange

 

Introduction


The Grand Exchange is a world spanning exchange market, located at the heart of Misthalin in Varrock. The exchange can be used to buy and sell most tradeable items in Runescape. Members have the ability to conduct up to six trades at a time and free to play players have the ability to conduct up to two trades at a time. The exchange has some distinctly unique features which allow for efficient trading.

  • Players can trade across worlds without having to leave their own.
  • Players can purchase large quantities of items from multiple players in only one transaction.
  • If goods are listed on the exchange the trade can still go through even if one player is offline.

The Grand Exchange is located north-west of Varrock's West Bank. (Highlighted in green)

The best ways to access the Grand Exchange are as follows:

  • Teleport to Varrock.
  • Use a Spirit tree to access the spirit tree within the Grand Exchange.
  • Teleport to the Edgeville fairy ring (DKR) and use the shortcut next to the canoe station. (21 agility required)
  • Teleport to Edgeville and use the shortcut next to the canoe station. (21 agility required)
  • Teleport to Edgeville using the Ancient Home Teleport spell and use the shortcut next to the canoe station. (21 agility required)

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Getting Started


The Grand Exchange Tutor and Brugsen Bursen

In order to use the Grand Exchange you must first go through a brief tutorial. To receive this tutorial you must speak to Brugsen Bursen or the Grand Exchange Tutor, both are located on the south side of the exchange. They will run through a brief tutorial explaining how the exchange works.

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Trade Experts


Trade Experts are located all around the Grand Exchange. They will be able to give you information on the most common items that are used in Runescape ranging from pure essence to dark bows. For further information, see the table below.

Expert Name Expert Picture Area of Expertise Location within Exchange
Bob Barter* Bob Herbs South-west
Relobo Blinyo Relobo Logs South-west
Hofuthand Hofuthand Armour and Weapons North-west
Farid Morrisane Farid Ores North-east
Murky Matt** Matt Runes South-west

*Note: Speak to Bob Barter to combine your (1), (2), and (3)-dose potions into (4)-dose potions. He will also split higher dose potions into lower dose potions for a small fee. This also works with calquat kegs (of ale) and barbarian potions. It is possible to combine noted potions. More information is available in the Herblore guide.

**Note: Members may speak to Murky Matt to combine the charges of their teleport jewellery (rings, necklaces, and amulets.) For example, if you have two (2)-charge items, he will combine them into one (4)-charge item.

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Buying Items


When attempting to buy an item via the exchange you must have enough gp to cover the sale and you must know the exact name of the item you wish to purchase.

When finishing a trade it is possible to have some gp refunded. If the price you were willing to pay was larger than the seller's, that difference in gp will be refunded to your Collection Box.


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The table below shows information about the common buttons on the exchange.


Button Picture Button Information
Increases either the quantity or price by one.
Decreases either the quantity or price by one.
Allows you to enter a custom quantity or price.
Market Plusone Increases the quantity by one.
Market Plusten Increases the quantity by ten.
Market Plushundred Increases the quantity by one hundred.
Market Plusthousand Increases the quantity by one thousand.
Sets the price to the current Grand Exchange market value.
Market Minus5 Lowers the price by 5% of the displayed value.
Market Plus5 Raises the price by 5% of the displayed value.

Items that are entered on to the exchange can be cancelled. This can only happen if they have not already been purchased. The picture below explains how the cancellation process works.


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When your item has been entered onto the exchange you will see a progress bar underneath the item's description. When the progress bar turns green the item has been bought (see image below).



When the item has been bought, you then have the ability to collect it. Talk to any banker in RuneScape and choose the collect option or open the Grand Exchange interface at the Grand Exchange. Find the corresponding trade window, click on the item (highlighted in yellow) and it will appear in your inventory. Right-clicking the item gives you the option to collect it either as a note or a real item. Left-clicking the item automatically collects it as a note.

There are two exceptions to this. If the item you bought is stackable (runes, arrows, etc.) or cannot be noted, then there is no option to collect as a note and left-clicking will collect it as an item. If you have bought a single item or only one item has been bought so far, left-clicking it will also automatically withdraw it as a real item instead of a note. You can, of course, still right-click it and collect it as a note if you wish.


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Selling Items


When attempting to sell an item via the exchange all you will need to have is the item in your inventory.


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The table below shows information about the common buttons on the exchange.


Button Picture Button Information
Increases either the quantity or price by one.
Decreases either the quantity or price by one.
Allows you to enter a custom quantity or price.
Market Plusone Increases the quantity by one.
Market Plusten Increases the quantity by ten.
Market Plushundred Increases the quantity by one hundred.
Market All Sets the quantity to the number of items in inventory.
Sets the price to the current Grand Exchange market value.
Market Minus5 Lowers the price by 5% of the displayed value.
Market Plus5 Raises the price by 5% of the displayed value.

Items that are entered on to the exchange can be cancelled. This can only happen if they have not already been sold. The picture below explains how the cancellation process works.


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When your item has been entered onto the exchange you will see a progress bar underneath the item's description. When the progress bar turns green the item has been sold (see image below).



When the item has been sold you then have the ability to collect the gp from the sale. Talk to any banker in Runescape and choose the collect option. Find the corresponding trade window and click on the gp (highlighted in yellow) and it will appear in your inventory or added to your cash pile.


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Collection Box


One of the more convenient aspects about the Grand Exchange is that you can collect your finished offers at any bank, whether they are items you buy or coins you receive from selling items. The Collection Box is also the place where you reclaim items you've lent out (once the time you lent them out for has passed, of course). If this time has not yet passed, it will show you the remaining time when you try to reclaim your item.

To get to your Collection Box, simply right-click a bank booth or banker and select the "Collect" option to get there.

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Sets


To make trading items in the exchange much easier, a set system was introduced. For example, instead of having to buy or sell black dragonhide body, chaps and vambraces as three separate items they can be turned into a set and purchased or sold as one.

Sets that can have either legs or a skirt are denoted by (lg) for legs or (sk) for skirt.

Selling Sets

To turn armour into a set you must have all of the correct pieces in your inventory. Once you have the correct pieces speak to an exchange clerk, find the corresponding set and click "exchange". Once you have undertaken the exchange you will find that your items have disappeared and have been replaced with a set box. This set can now be sold in the exchange as one item.

Buying Sets

Once you have purchased your set from the Grand Exchange you need to convert it back into its original components, as let's face it wearing a box in combat wont help you very much. Take the box to the exchange clerk and click the "set" option. Once the exchange screen comes up, right click the set in your inventory and click "exchange". The box should now be replaced with the set items.

The table below shows all the possible sets and what their components are.

Metal Armour
Barrows Armour
Third Age Armour
Dragonhide Armour
Magic Armour
Trimmed Metal Armour
Magic Treasure Trail Armour
Treasure Trail Range Armour
God and Gilded Metal Armour
Waterbirth Armour
Special sets
 

Metal Armour  
Armour Type Set Components Set Picture
Bronze (lg) Bronze full helm, platebody, legs and kiteshield Bronze Armour Set (lg)
Bronze (sk) Bronze full helm, platebody, plateskirt and kiteshield Bronze Armour Set (sk)
Iron (lg) Iron full helm, platebody, legs and kiteshield Iron Armour Set (lg)
Iron (sk) Iron full helm, platebody, plateskirt and kiteshield Iron Armour Set (sk)
Steel (lg) Steel full helm, platebody, legs and kiteshield Steel Armour Set (lg)
Steel (sk) Steel full helm, platebody, plateskirt and kiteshield Steel Armour Set (sk)
Black (lg) Black full helm, platebody, legs and kiteshield Black Armour Set (lg)
Black (sk) Black full helm, platebody, plateskirt and kiteshield Black Armour Set (sk)
Mithril (lg) Mithril full helm, platebody, legs and kiteshield Mithril Armour Set (lg)
Mithril (sk) Mithril full helm, platebody, plateskirt and kiteshield Mithril Armour Set (sk)
Adamant (lg) Adamant full helm, platebody, legs and kiteshield Adamant Armour Set (lg)
Adamant (sk) Adamant full helm, platebody, plateskirt and kiteshield Adamant Armour Set (sk)
Rune (lg) Rune full helm, platebody, legs and kiteshield Rune Armour Set (lg)
Rune (sk) Rune full helm, platebody, plateskirt and kiteshield Rune Armour Set (sk)
Dragon chain (lg) Dragon medium helm, chainbody and legs. Dragon Chain Armour Set (lg)
Dragon chain (sk) Dragon medium helm, chainbody and skirt. Dragon Chain Armour Set (sk)
Dragon plate (lg) Dragon full helm, platebody and legs. Dragon Plate Armour Set (lg)
Dragon plate (sk) Dragon full helm, platebody and skirt. Dragon Plate Armour Set (sk)
Elite black Elite black full helm, platebody and legs. Elite Black Armour Set

Barrows Armour  
Armour Type Set Components Set Picture
Ahrim's Ahrim's Hood, robe, skirt and staff. Barrows - Ahrim\\'s Set
Dharok's Dharoks's helm, body, legs and greataxe Barrows - Dharok\\'s Set
Guthan's Guthan's helm, body, chainskirt and spear. Barrows - Guthan\\'s Set
Karil's Karil's coif, leather top, leather skirt and crossbow. Barrows - Karil\\'s Set
Torag's Torag's helm, body, legs and hammers. Barrows - Torag\\'s Set
Verac's Verac's helm, brassard, plateskirt and flail. Barrows - Verac\\'s Set
Akrisae's Akrisae's Hood, robe, skirt and mace. Barrows - Akrisae\\'s Set

  Third Age Armour
Armour Type Set Components Set Picture
Third-age Melee Helm, body, legs and shield. Third-age Melee Set
Third-age Range Coif, body, chaps and vambraces. Third-age Ranger Set
Third-age Mage Body, legs, amulet and hat. Third-age Mage Set
Third-age Prayer Cloak, wreath, top and bottoms Third-age Prayer Set

Dragonhide Armour  
Armour Type Set Components Set Picture
Green Dragonhide Body, chaps and vambraces. Green Dragonhide Set
Blue Dragonhide Body, chaps and vambraces. Blue Dragonhide Set
Red Dragonhide Body, chaps and vambraces. Red Dragonhide Set
Black Dragonhide Body, chaps and vambraces. Black Dragonhide Set
Royal Dragonhide Body, chaps and vambraces. Royal Dragonhide Set

Magic Armour  
Armour Type Set Components Set Picture
Mystic Hat, top, bottoms, gloves and boots. Mystic Robes Set
Light Mystic Hat, top, bottoms, gloves and boots. Light Mystic Robes Set
Dark Mystic Hat, top, bottoms, gloves and boots. Dark Mystic Robes Set
Infinity Hat, top, bottoms, gloves and boots. Infinity Robes Set
Splitbark Helm, body, boots, gauntlets and legs. Splitbark Armour Set
Dagon'hai robes Hat, robe top and robe bottom. Dagon\\'hai Robes Set

Trimmed Metal Armour  
Armour Type Set Components Set Picture
Black heraldic (lg)* Black full helm, platebody, legs and kiteshield. Black Heraldic Armour Set 1 (lg)
Black heraldic (sk)* Black full helm, platebody, plateskirt and kiteshield. Black Heraldic Armour Set 1 (sk)
Black trimmed (lg) Black full helm, platebody, legs and kiteshield. Black Trimmed Armour Set (lg)
Black trimmed (sk) Black full helm, platebody, plateskirt and kiteshield. Black Trimmed Armour Set (sk)
Black gold-trimmed (lg) Black full helm, platebody, legs and kiteshield. Black Gold-trimmed Armour Set (lg)
Black gold-trimmed (sk) Black full helm, platebody, plateskirt and kiteshield. Black Gold-trimmed Armour Set (sk)
Adamant heraldic (lg)* Adamant full helm, platebody, legs and kiteshield. Adamant Heraldic Armour Set 1 (lg)
Adamant heraldic (sk)* Adamant full helm, platebody, plateskirt and kiteshield. Adamant Heraldic Armour Set 1 (sk)
Adamant trimmed (lg) Adamant full helm, platebody, legs and kiteshield. Adamant Trimmed Armour Set (lg)
Adamant trimmed (sk) Adamant full helm, platebody, plateskirt and kiteshield. Adamant Trimmed Armour Set (sk)
Adamant gold-trimmed (lg) Adamant full helm, platebody, legs and kiteshield. Adamant Gold-trimmed Armour Set (lg)
Adamant gold-trimmed (sk) Adamant full helm, platebody, plateskirt and kiteshield. Adamant Gold-trimmed Armour Set (sk)
Rune heraldic (lg)* Rune full helm, platebody, legs and kiteshield. Rune Heraldic Armour Set 1 (lg)
Rune heraldic (sk)* Rune full helm, platebody, plateskirt and kiteshield. Rune Heraldic Armour Set 1 (sk)
Rune trimmed (lg) Rune full helm, platebody, legs and kiteshield. Rune Trimmed Armour Set (lg)
Rune trimmed (sk) Rune full helm, platebody, plateskirt and kiteshield. Rune Trimmed Armour Set (sk)
Rune gold-trimmed (lg) Rune full helm, platebody, legs and kiteshield. Rune Gold-trimmed Armour Set (lg)
Rune gold-trimmed (sk) Rune full helm, platebody, plateskirt and kiteshield. Rune Gold-trimmed Armour Set (sk)

Magic Treasure Trail Armour  
Armour Type Set Components Set Picture
Enchanted Hat, robetop and bottoms. Enchanted Set
Trimmed blue wizard Hat, robetop and bottoms. Trimmed Blue Wizard Set
Gold-trimmed blue wizard Hat, robetop and bottoms. Gold-trimmed Blue Wizard Set

Treasure Trail Range Armour  
Armour Type Set Components Set Picture
Trimmed leather Body and chaps. Trimmed Leather Armour Set
Gold-trimmed Leather Body and chaps. Gold-trimmed Leather Armour Set
Green trimmed dragonhide Body and chaps. Green D\\'hide Trimmed Set
Green gold-trimmed dragonhide Body and chaps. Green D\\'hide Gold-trimmed Set
Blue trimmed dragonhide Body and chaps. Blue D\\'hide Trimmed Set
Blue gold-trimmed dragonhide Body and chaps. Blue D\\'hide Gold-trimmed Set
Green blessed dragonhide Body, chaps, bracers and coif. Green D\\'hide Blessed Set
Blue blessed dragonhide Body, chaps, bracers and coif. Blue D\\'hide Blessed Set
Red blessed dragonhide Body, chaps, bracers and coif. Red D\\'hide Blessed Set
Dyed brown blessed dragonhide Body, chaps, bracers and coif. Dyed Brown D\\'hide Blessed Set
Dyed silver blessed dragonhide Body, chaps, bracers and coif. Dyed Silver D\\'hide Blessed Set
Dyed purple blessed dragonhide Body, chaps, bracers and coif. Dyed Purple D\\'hide Blessed Set

God and Gilded Metal Armour  
Armour Type Set Components Set Picture
Ancient Rune (lg) Full helm, platebody, legs and kiteshield. Ancient Armour Set (lg)
Armadyl Rune (lg) Full helm, platebody, legs and kiteshield. Armadyl Armour Set (lg)
Bandos Rune (lg) Full helm, platebody, legs and kiteshield. Bandos Armour Set (lg)
Gilded (lg) Full helm, platebody, legs and kiteshield. Gilded Armour Set (lg)
Guthix Rune (lg) Full helm, platebody, legs and kiteshield. Guthix Armour Set (lg)
Saradomin Rune (lg) Full helm, platebody, legs and kiteshield. Saradomin Armour Set (lg)
Zamorak Rune (lg) Full helm, platebody, legs and kiteshield. Zamorak Armour Set (lg)
Ancient Rune (sk) Full helm, platebody, skirt and kiteshield. Ancient Armour Set (sk)
Armadyl Rune (sk) Full helm, platebody, skirt and kiteshield. Armadyl Armour Set (sk)
Bandos Rune (sk) Full helm, platebody, skirt and kiteshield. Bandos Armour Set (sk)
Gilded (sk) Full helm, platebody, plateskirt and kiteshield. Gilded Armour Set (sk)
Guthix Rune (sk) Full helm, platebody, plateskirt and kiteshield. Guthix Armour Set (sk)
Saradomin Rune (sk) Full helm, platebody, plateskirt and kiteshield. Saradomin Armour Set (sk)
Zamorak Rune (sk) Full helm, platebody, plateskirt and kiteshield. Zamorak Armour Set (sk)

Waterbirth Armour  
Armour Type Set Components Set Picture
Rockshell Helm, platebody, legs, boots and gloves. Rock-shell Armour Set
Spined Helm, body, chaps, boots and gloves. Spined Armour Set
Skeletal Helm, top, bottoms, boots and gloves. Skeletal Armour Set

Nex Armour  
Armour Type Set Components Set Picture
Torva Full helm, platebody, platelegs, boots and gloves. Torva armour set
Pernix Cowl, body, chaps, boots and gloves. Pernix armour set
Virtus Mask, robe top, robe legs, boots and gloves. Virtus armour set

Special Sets  
Armour Type Set Components Set Picture
Dwarf cannon Cannon base, stand, barrels and furnace. Dwarf Cannon Set

*Note on heraldic armours: Heraldic armours are available in 5 different varieties, each will a unique logo emblazoned on them. To create a heraldic armour set, you must exchange one of each piece of the same type of heraldic armour of the desired set.

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Trade History


One of the many features of the Grand Exchange is the Trade History. Trade History show you all the details from your past five trades. To access this information simply talk to one of the exchange clerks. The information displayed is shown below.

  • Offer Type (You sold / You bought)
  • Item Name
  • Quantity
  • Price (You got / It cost you)

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Useful Information


  • The market price of items is updated daily according to actual sales prices.
  • When trading within the Grand Exchange the price you set can be increased or decreased by 5% of the current displayed price using the corresponding button.
     
  • The price of items in the Grand Exchange will never fall below the ordinary shop value.
     
  • The Varrock Spirit Tree is located within the north-east corner of the Grand Exchange.
     
  • An agility shortcut takes you from Edgeville Canoe station to inside the Grand Exchange.
     
  • The trapdoor in the north-west corner of the exchange grounds grants access to the members-only city of Keldagrim. For more, please visit the Getting Around Guide.
     
  • Every item within the Grand Exchange has a limit of how much you can buy every 4 hours. This limit can range anywhere from 1 - 25k.

 

 

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Credits


Original Guide by: Adamskii

Special thanks to: Jaffy1

Thanks to: Adamskii, Aurhora, Baffler, chams10, CookMePlox, cretureisland, jaa_master, mchainmail, micarina, Runey Lew, Saradomin_Mage, SerpentEye, Wachtwoord, Wizard111111, zaaps1

Last Updated By: Baffler

Last updated: 14-Aug-2012

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